Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Benighted (Brutal Death Metal)


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Latest news: Tue, Jun 03 2014, BENIGHTED

Latest release: "Carnivore Sublime"

Release date: Fri, Feb 14 2014, US Tue, Feb 18 2014

French brutal death metallers BENIGHTED are now premiering a new video for the song “Spit” taken from their current album ‘Carnivore Sublime’, which was released last February. The clip featuring label-mate and SHINING mastermind Niklas Kvarforth is now streaming via the media partners below:

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Metal Hammer (BG)
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Rocking (GR)
Andfari (IS)
Rock Hard (IT)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Metal Hammer (UK)
Metal Underground (US)


‘Carnivore Sublime’ is available on the Season of Mist e-shop.



  1. X2Y
  2. Noise
  3. Experience Your Flesh
  4. Slaughter/Suicide
  5. Spit
  6. Defiled Purity
  7. Jekyll
  8. Collection Of Dead Portraits
  9. Carnivore Sublime
  10. Les Morsures De Cerbère
  11. June And The Laconic Solstice

BENIGHTED previously premiered a video clip for the track “Experience Your Flesh”. Check it out on YouTube!



"Carnivore Sublime" comes crushing like a 666 ton steamroller steered by an extremely enraged tyrannosaurus rex. BENIGHTED set a new benchmark for brutality and viciousness. The listener is heavily beaten into submission by its relentless vocal onslaught, massive riffing, and close-to-inhuman drumming. With "Carnivore Sublime" the French have now surpassed their grinding masterpiece "Asylum Cave" (2011), which was based on a fictional concept of a delusional schizophrenic's obsession with deranged Austrian pervert Joseph Fritzl. Their new album tells another gruesome story from the mental abyss. In this musical case study, a borderline man descends into cannibalism. Yummy! BENIGHTED was brought to life by members from the French Death and Black metal bands DISHUMANIZED, DARKNESS FIRE and OSGILIATH joined forces in May 1998 for a more brutal, heavy and modern way of expression. When their first self-titled and self-produced full-length "Benighted" hit the streets in the year 2000, it created a strong impact. What had originally started as a side-project soon became the main thing. With every following album their fan-base grew. "Psychose" (2002), "Insane Cephalic Production" (2004), "Identisick" (2006), and "Icon" (2007) were equally enthusiastically received by adherents and critics alike. This was greatly helped by BENIGHTED's mind-blowing live performances at one of their extensive tours or playing at prestigious festivals such as Neurotic Death Fest, Hellfest, Summer Breeze and Inferno Festival among many others. "Carnivore Sublime" was once again recorded in Germany's Kohlekeller Studio continuing a very successful relationship and features haunting guest appearances by Niklas Kvarforth (Shining) and Michael Kern (Carnal Decay). This album will bang your heads and twist your necks!


Name Instrument
Julien Truchan Vocals
Olivier Gabriel Guitars
Kevin Foley Drums

Releases Season of Mist


Carnivore Sublime

General information
: Fri, Feb 14 2014
: Tue, Feb 18 2014
: Brutal Death Metal
: SOM319
: available


Asylum Cave

General information
: Mon, Mar 21 2011
: Tue, Mar 29 2011
: Death Metal
: SOM233
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Thu, Jul 24 2014 SI Tolmin Metal Days Festival
Fri, Jul 25 2014 DE Frankfurt Elfer Club
Sat, Jul 26 2014 NL Groesbeek OJC Maddogs
Sun, Aug 03 2014 FR Albi Xtreme Festival
Sat, Aug 09 2014 FR Saint-Maurice de Gourdan Sylak Open Air
Sat, Aug 16 2014 FR Saint-Nolff Motocultor Festival
Sat, Aug 30 2014 FR La Neuville-Champ-D´Oisel Festival des Arts Bourrins
Sat, Sep 20 2014 FR Rexpoëde Du Metal A La Campagne
Sat, Oct 04 2014 FR Loches Loches En Grind
Sat, Oct 18 2014 FR Sélestat Rock Your Brain Fest
Wed, Oct 29 2014 AT Graz Explosiv
Thu, Oct 30 2014 SK Bratislava FUGA
Fri, Oct 31 2014 AT Wörgl Komma
Sat, Nov 01 2014 CH Lausanne Grand-Vennes
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